by Randy Chambers, 2014-05-18
Proverbs 4:26, NIV: Make level paths for your feet and take only
ways that are firm.
Perhaps you have experienced one of those weeks or months. It was a time when it
seemed that all the days ran together, and as you look back at it you wonder
where all the time went. It was physically, mentally, emotionally and
spiritually tasking--and suddenly--it's all over. And now you can finally relax.
But how you come down from such an experience is often as important as how you
go into it. Tipping the scales too quickly from one extreme to the other can
wreak havoc on your spiritual well being. Youíve just finished your 10k run; now
itís time to cool down. Take some of the time that up to recently had been
devoted to the task, and use it to reflect and journal about your experience.
Pray, worship, and relax. As Christians, it is vital to us that we find balance
in our lives. Sometimes that balance is tested by our time of busyness and heavy
workload. We must be certain that once the work is done that we give ourselves a
good cool off time. Because coming down should never mean hitting the bottom.